Mendocino Complex Fire, Carr Fire Impact Placer CountyRoseville, CA- Blue skies again. After weeks under a smoky haze, Placer County is getting some relief from the massive California wildfires.
Battle Not OverDespite the relief, fire season is just getting underway. The Ranch/ Mendocino Complex Fire have already scorched an area more equivalent to more than half of all Placer County approaching 900 square miles in size. The Ranch / Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest in California history, has consumed over 357,000 acres to date. A recent drive through the area felt like an almost apocalyptic-like war zone atmosphere. Smoke envelops the region with closed roads guarded by police as firefighting personnel are continuously shuttled throughout the region.
Local ImpactThe Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District has been regularly issuing joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions due to smoke from fires.
The combination of smoke and heat has several impacted air quality and kept many Placer County residents indoors.
Ranch Fire / Mendocino Complex FireUpdated: August 21, 2018 (8:10 PM) 357,612 acres – 67% contained (over 557 sq miles) ! Comparison ! (combined sized of Roseville, Lincoln, Loomis & Rocklin is ~89 square miles) Total Fire Personnel: 3,774 (source: Cal Fire)
Carr FireUpdated: August 21, 2018 (8:10 PM) 229,651 acres – 91% contained (over 350 sq miles) ! Comparison ! (combined sized of Roseville, Lincoln, Loomis & Rocklin is ~89 square miles) Total Fire Personnel: 1,592 (source: Cal Fire)
Heat Here to Stay in South Placer CountyTemperature throughout the week are expected to remain in 90’s. Nighttime temps are providing a little relief and forecast to dip into the 60’s.
Wildfire Smoke: Quick Tips from the CDC
- Do not rely on dust masks for protection!
- Keep indoor air as clean as possible If you are advised to stay indoors. Keep windows and doors closed. Run an air conditioner, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter in a designated evacuation center or away from the affected area.